Messages from Research
* What happens to children who pass through residential care?
* How are homes run and what is it like to live and work in
* What is meant by quality in residential care and how does this
affect outcomes for children?
These are some of the gaps in our knowledge identified in the 1990s
after a series of inquiries into the handling of residential care.
As part of the government response, the Department of Health
initiated a programme of research into aspects of residential care,
resulting in a series of books published in association with John
Wiley & Sons. Caring for Children Away From Home summarises and
brings together the findings discussed in these books and
demonstrates their relevance to policy and practice. This book, in
conjunction with other titles in the series, contains lessons for
all those concerned with children and young people living away from